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The critical role of business in transitioning Aotearoa New Zealand to a zero-carbon economy will be centre stage in Tāmaki Makaurau next week at the largest Climate Change and Business Conference yet.
CLC and SBC: National Adaptation Plan critical framework for building New Zealand’s climate resilience
The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the release of the Government’s first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) as the first step to develop an effective and enduring adaptation response for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.
The Climate Leaders Coalition is tonight officially launching a new Statement of Ambition to accelerate business action on climate change. “Just as domestic and international climate science and policy has advanced significantly since we drafted the 2017 and 2019...
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Interest-free Westpac Warm Up loans expanded with aim of $100m in lending
Sustainable Agribusiness Loan pilot set to begin
Westpac Group signs up to Net-Zero Banking Alliance
Responsible Banking and Investment Position released
Episode one of Newsroom’s new podcast, Net Zero: The Road to 2050 tells the story of how a tough design challenge for Emirates Team NZ engineering staff provided a huge boost for green hydrogen technology – in just nine months I Made in collaboration with EY.
Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) are now one of the key considerations for many stakeholders, including investors.
Climate risk, in particular, is a focus area with a number of investor groups becoming increasingly vocal about how the impacts of climate change are reflected in financial statements.
This report is an analysis of the annual reports of the 31 March 2022 NZX50 reporters. We examine how climate-related impacts on the financial statements are disclosed and how auditors have considered climate-related impacts in key audit matters.
Fletcher Building: Taking the ‘gas’ out of green house: How to cut 270T of residential CO2 down to 39
The average Kiwi home needs to be seven times more carbon efficient than it is now to meet global 1.5C warming targets. Nikki Mandow checks out a home design that could get us there
Four Fletcher Building 1.5C pilot homes – blueprint houses to help New Zealand reach the global climate change goal of no more than 1.5C of warming – are ready to go to council for building consent.
Mike Bennetts is chief executive of petrol retailer Z Energy. Here he reflects on five years as the founding convenor of the Climate Leaders Coalition, as he steps down from the role.
New Zealand Post and Fonterra have rolled out electric trucks to help meet carbon emissions targets in their respective fleets.
The NZ Post truck is powered by a hydrogen powered fuel cell, and the Fonterra milk tanker, named Milk-E, runs on batteries
When it comes to climate change the lifestyle choices we make really do matter. Using less energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is critical to New Zealand meeting our commitments under the Paris Agreement. We all have to pull our weight, together, for this to work.
The New Zealand building sector is currently facing pressure from many directions. We are a country with high living and building costs. We are in the middle of a housing crisis and a building boom. Like many other countries, we’re struggling with supply. But we must urgently change how we build so we can move towards a zero-carbon future. In this ‘moving faster’ blog, thinkstep-anz Technical Director Jeff Vickers argues that manufacturers need to offer lower-carbon options, specifiers need to choose them, and architects need to optimise design and available materials.
IAG, New Zealand’s largest general insurer, whose brands include AMI, State and NZI has joined the United Nations convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) as part of its overall commitment to achieving net zero.
As an NZIA member, IAG joins 28 other leading insurers globally, representing just under 15 per cent of the world’s premium volume.
78% of New Zealanders agree that climate change is an important issue for them personally, with a whopping 91% expecting to see more frequent and extreme flooding events, according to the latest IAG-Ipsos Climate Change Poll, brought to you by NZI, State and AMI Insurance.
Meridian Energy has confirmed it will soon eliminate what it calls “charging deserts” with ten new DC fast chargers for the South Island.
The chargers will be installed with co-funding from the government’s Low Emissions Transport Fund, and they should further help reduce range anxiety worries, opening the possibility of EV ownership to more people.
The days of roaring engines echoing around Queenstown’s canyons could be numbered as a new fleet of electric jet boats is developed.